Troopers are stationed outside the Kodiak Base Communications Station
where two Coast Guardsmen were killed this morning. Jennifer Canfield
Guard employees assigned to Communications Station Kodiak were found dead this morning, the victims of gunshot wounds. The Coast Guard is not
releasing many details, and the FBI is now investigating the deaths.
commander Captain Karl Moore said co-workers discovered the bodies when they
arrived for work at the communications station about three miles from the main
base, between 7 and 8 a.m.
not identify the two victims, and wouldn't even reveal their genders, until
next of kin are notified. Moore also said it is unknown if the incident was a
murder suicide or a double homicide. He did say a suspect has not yet been
"It's quite possible that that person remains at large in Kodiak. We've been working closely with the locals and the Coast Guard units in the area to ensure that all of our citizens remain safe and viligent. We encourage anybody to report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement agencies or to the Coast Guard Police Department."
time Moore could not say if the suspect was a civilian or a military employee
of the Coast Guard, but he did say the Communications Station is a very high
"The communications station has video cameras that look at the whole area and the investigators are going to track down all leads."
Elementary School on the base went into lock down after the bodies were
discovered, with some busses diverted to the high school downtown before they
arrived at the school. Moore says the base itself is not on lock-down:
"We have increased
security patrols out. I'm not going to divulge exactly what we dobut we have additional Coast Guard police members out around the base and we are working with the school system. Peterson was in a lock down, locked in environment this morning but we're working with the school board to work through that and how we're going to do that at the end of the day."
crimes took place on federal property, the FBI is now in charge of the
Base Kodiak is the largest in the nation, with about 2,000 military and